Ministry Article

04.08.2012 Ministry

Wacken Open Air XXIII

Wacken (Germany)

(Pentax K-5 with Sigma AF 70-200mm 2.8 EX DC APO HSM II)

After the guys of Machine Head directly blast one away now it was going into a completely different direction. Ministry were guests and presented a very special show. During that not only the artists were in the foreground as the stage was enlightened with very low lights during the concert in alternating colours. This was supported by psychedelic videos on the screens matching to the songs of the head of the band Al Jourgensen.
These very critizising songs in industrial metal and EBM style were not enthusing the people so much (OK, there were not so much left) but the one's remaining were completely happy. It was very bizarre and strange (somehow remembered me a little bit to the psychedelic Tiamat show of 2010) but was quite entertaining. So shortly before the festival ends it was a quite funny and interesting thing but I do not think that I will follow Ministry any further in future as it did not fully convince me.


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